Compressione del nervo ulnare a livello del gomito. Trattamento con resezione dell’apofisi paratrocleare


George Kontogiannis*, Nicolas Condilis**, Konstantinos Maragkakis*, Nicolas Prevezas

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2005; 76: 281-285

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The pressure of the ulnar nerve at the level of the elbow is a pathological situation which causes serious problems of use
of the suffering upper limb to its patient. In this study a reference is made to the anatomy of the ulnar nerve, to the
reasons and to the main anatomic points of pressure of the ulnar nerve on the elbow, to the clinical indications and to
the subjective symptoms of the patient.
The state of art according to the diagnosis and methods of treatment is reported.
The Authors particularly outline on the surgical technique used in order to solve this particular problem and to the
patients that went to an under medical inspection.
A step-by-step description of Authors’ surgical technique and its benefits as well as its drawbacks is reported with an
additionally, full iconography.